2017 BMW X3 Release Date and Info

The BMW X3 2017 offers value for its pricey cost with its excellent choice of luxury features, wide-raging talents, and a broad selection of engines. Some highlights include top-notch crash-test scores, crisp handling, a high quality cabin, a generous cargo and passenger space, and a choice of three capable and fuel-sipping engines. Its release date is set for early 2016.

Although largely unchanged, the X3 adds a standard Harman Kardon audio system.

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The X3 isn’t for everyone especially if you have a tight budget. It costs a lot more than its rivals and its upscale features and technologies account for every cent. In its sixth year of production, it may seem like a long time for a luxury sedan to be a class leader, however, BMW has been able to keep its age at bay with the constant updates it has received over the years. It’s practically impossible to find any downside to this amazing vehicle and the only one we’ve been able to get is its relatively higher price.

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For 2017, the X3 returns almost unchanged as last year saw a significant refresh to its design that burnished its appeal. For instance, it came with a new diesel engine that offered excellent fuel economy ratings; new redesigned headlights; and slight changes to its exterior color palette. For this year, the X3 has just gotten better. It has managed to age gracefully and seems to have gotten even better just like wine.

Frankly speaking, the available competition posed by its traditional rivals is still far away from catching up with the X3. They include: 2017 Acura RDX, 2017 Lexus NX, 2017 Porsche Macan, and the veteran 2017 Volvo XC60.

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However, if at all you can squeeze the X3 into your budget, resistance may prove futile. With its changes and updates, there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

BMW X3 – Available Trims

The 2017 X3 is available in three trims: xDrive28i, sDrive28i, xDrive28d, and the range-topping xDrive35i.

Exterior Dimensions & Interior Review – 2017 BMW X3

The base sDrive28i is standard with 18” wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, roof rails, gasoline-powered four-cylinder engine, a power liftgate, automatic headlights, LED foglights, automatic climate control (dual-zone), cruise control, automatic wipers, ambient interior lighting, rear privacy glass, driver memory settings, “SensaTec” upholstery, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, nine-speaker sound system, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, eight-way power front seats, the iDrive electronics interface, an auxiliary audio input, and a leather wrapped steering wheel.

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The xDrive28i comes bundled with a diesel engine, hill descent control, and an all-wheel-drive system.

Next up is the xDrive35i that boasts of a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED taillights, adaptive xenon headlights, and a powerful inline-6 gasoline engine.

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Several packages are available optionally. They include: the Premium package that bundles keyless ignition and entry, satellite radio, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, and a panoramic sunroof; the Cold Weather package tacks on heated rear and front seats, retractable headlight washer system, and a heated steering system; the Technology package adds a navigation system, a heads-up display, an enhanced driver information display, BMW Remote Services, and smartphone app integration; the Dynamic Handling package bundles an all-wheel-drive system, enhanced torque vectoring and variable-ratio steering, and adaptive suspension dampers.

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The M Sport package tacks on a sport steering wheel, special interior trim, an aerodynamic body kit, torque-vectoring AWD, and 19” wheels.

2017 BMW X3 Engine Specs

Equipped on every 2017 BMW X3 is the automatic stop-start feature and an eight-speed automatic transmission system. For starters, the sDrive connotes a RWD, while the xDrive refers to the AWD.

Powering both the sDrive28i and xDrive28i is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 240 hp and 260 lbs. of torque. During our test drive, the all-wheel-drive X3 sprinted from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds. EPA ratings for both the sDrive28i and xDrive28i stand at 21/28/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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The 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28d ups the performance stakes with its turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder diesel engine rated at 180 horsepower and 280 pounds of torque. According to BMW’s estimates, expect the vehicle to hit 60 mph in just 7.8 seconds.

Finally, the 2017 BMW X3 xDrive35i gets a turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 engine good for 300 horsepower and 300 pounds of torque. It hits 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds.

Release Date & 2017 BMW X3 Price

The new 2017 BMW X3 Diesel comes with an MSRP starting from $42,450, while the SUV features an MSRP of $38,950. Its release date should be expected early next year.

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News has it that the next-gen X3 will be code-named G01, we are still researching on the same and will keep you updated.

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2017 BMW M4 Release Date, News & Specs

The new 2017 BMW M4 comes with a sleeker, and track-day heroism that should ultimately be the preferred choice for anyone shopping for an all-rounded convertible or coupe. Some of its upsides include an impressive turbocharged engine, stout brakes, well-appointed interior, responsive and sharp handling, and a laudable steering and handling. Its release date should be expected sometime early during 2017.

For 2017, the M4 gains keyless ignition and entry, satellite radio, and Harman Kardon audio system. Only a handful of automakers build top-rated convertibles and coupes, but hardly do they reach the benchmark set by the 2017 BMW M4. Based on the two-door version of the 3 Series sedan, the M tag adds a robust 425 horsepower, a six-cylinder engine, and plenty of exterior and interior treatments.

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The power generated from the turbo is consequently sent to the rear wheels through the automated manual transmission seven-speed or the slick-shifting six-speed manual. This enables an acceleration of 0-60 mph in just under 4 seconds, although we are yet to confirm it.

Other upgrades worth looking forward to include optional carbon-ceramic brakes, 18” staggered-width alloy wheels, an active rear active differential, and special aluminum suspension components. Additionally, the model is expected to shed some weight through the use of lighter materials such as coupe’s carbon-fiber-reinforced roof, and bulging aluminum front fenders and hood.

Interior wise, the vehicle comes with impressive materials that enhance a racy appeal for speed thirsty users. There are plenty of M logos, sportier carbon-fiber trim, and tons of nicer materials. The high-performance engine also takes the performance to another level. It corners tenaciously, accelerates ferociously, and brakes hard.

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Pardon your doubting thoughts, as the new 2017 BMW M4 is arguably an all-rounder. A closer alternative for the M4 is the 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 coupe. Others include 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Class coupe, and 2017 Lexus RC F.

BMW M4 – Available Trims

The four-passenger high performance 2017 BMW M4 is available with two doors and is offered in either convertible or coupe body styles. The 2017 BMW M4 GTS is reviewed separately.

Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 BMW M4

Standard equipment available on the new 2017 BMW M4 include adaptive xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, a sport body kit, auto-dimming heated side mirrors, heated 10-way power front seats, an active locking differential, cruise control, leather upholstery, automatic climate control (dual-zone), exclusive exterior body panels, a performance exhaust system, driver memory settings, power folding mirror, and summer performance tires.

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Standard accessories include a suite of online and smartphone applications, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a navigation system, an 8.8” touchscreen interface, a USB audio input, 16-speaker Harmon Kardon premium sound system, iDrive’s electronics interface, BMW’s ConnectedDrive banner, and an auxiliary audio jack.

The optional Executive package adds a rearview camera, rear and front parking sensors, headlight washers, a steering-heated wheel, and a heads-up display. The Lighting package adds automatic high-beam control, and LED adaptive headlights. The Driver-Assistance package comes bundled with frontal collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, a surround-view camera, and speed limit info.

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Stand-alone features available include adaptive suspension dampers, 19” wheels, smartphone connectivity, carbon-ceramic brakes, a power rear sunshade, automated parallel-parking assist, and a sunroof.

Engine Specs – 2017 BMW M4

A 3.0L 1-6 cylinder turbocharged engine rated at 425 horsepower and 406 pounds of torque. Similar to its M3 sibling, the M4 offers either a standard six-speed manual or a seven-speed M-DCT transmission systems.

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When the M4 is equipped with the seven-speed automated manual transmission system, expect an acceleration from 0-60 mph in a flat 4 seconds. Fortunately, we were able to lay our hands on the manual-equipped M4, on hustling it to 60 mph, we achieved an acceleration of 4.4 seconds.

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The automatic engine stop-start feature is also available on the M4, the feature is popular for its ability to shut off the engine whenever the car stops thereby saving you some bucks. With the manual transmission system, expect the manual-transmission system to return 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/24/19 mpg.

It is interesting though, that the M4 convertible still manages to offer the same fuel economy ratings as the BMW M3 despite its extra weight of around 500 pounds.

Price & Release Date – 2017 BMW M4

Its release date should be released sometime early during 2017 when it will be offered for sale. As for its price, expect the vehicle to cost you an MSRP starting from $70,495.

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2017 BMW 5 Series Release Date, Review, News

The redesigned BMW 5series for 2017 is undoubtedly one of the most reliable and efficient car you’ll find in its segment. It comes with a plethora of upscale features such as a comfortable and composed ride, impressive fuel economy ratings and a superb engine lineup, and a bespoke interior packed with high-tech technologies. Its release date should be expected sometime early next year.

A first for the BMW 5 Series include standard Bluetooth and USB functionality, Harman Kardon sound system, black carpeting and interior panels update for beige cabins for improved longevity.

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Those following the latest news on the 5 Series rivals could easily brandish the 2017 BMW 5 Series a lame duck due to the glut currently experienced in the segment with more and more brands proving their worth. And yet, not even a tidbit seems behind the times or stale. In a nutshell, the BMW 5 Series is among the latest invigoration from BMW.
The vehicle compares dissimilarly to the prior models before it. It comes with an impeccable interior design, and is big and comfy with more emphasis put on luxury amenities rather than the sporty aspect. It is well suited for those looking for a spacious cabin fitted with every extravagant technology available today, but might be a hard sell for anyone looking for driving enthusiast hellbent on superb handling and steering precision.

True, the segment is chock full of matching or even better alternatives than the 2017 BMW 5 Series, however, depending on your priorities, the new 5 Series still remains an excellent choice for anyone looking for comfort and space. Other alternatives include 2017 Cadillac CTS, 2017 Audi A6, 2017 Jaguar XF, and 2017 Lexus GS 350.

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BMW 5 Series – Available Trims

The four-door five passenger 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan is available in a whopping four trims: base 528i, 535i, 535d and top-of-the-line 550i. The “xDrive” connotation which will be used extensively in the review suggests an all-wheel-drive system. The M5 and ActiveHybrid5 variations are covered under a separate review, as is the 2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo hatchback.

Exterior Spy Review & 2017 BMW 5 Series Interior Changes

First spy photos of the new BMW 5 Series for 2017
First spy photos of the new BMW 5 Series for 2017

The base 528i trim is available with auto-dimming heated mirrors, 17” wheels, 10-way power front seats, driver memory functions, adaptive and automatic xenon headlights, driver-selectable vehicle settings, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, automatic wipers, four-way power lumbar, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic cruise control, LED foglights and accent lighting, and exterior heated mirrors.

Standard technology features available for the 5 Series include HD and Satellite radio, a media player interface, Bluetooth audio and phone interface, iDrive interface, 20GB digital music interface, a navigation system, audio jack and voice controls.

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The 535i and 535d adds more powerful engines, leather upholstery, and 18” wheels.
The top-of-the-line 2017 BMW 5 Series 550i adds a power trunk lid, satellite radio, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, passenger memory functions, 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, keyless entry and ignition, and 14-way multicontour fore seats.

A variety of optional packages are available across the entire trim lineup. Opting for the Premium package gets you leather upholstery, satellite radio, and keyless entry and ignition. The Cold Weather package adds retractable headlight washers, a steering heated seat, and heated front and rear seats. The Lighting package adds automatic high beams and LED headlights.

The Driver Assistance package comes bundled with an enhanced instrument cluster, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and a heads-up display.

Engine Specs – 2017 BMW 5 Series

A turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder manual transmission engine rated at 241 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque inspires the 2017 BMW 528i trim. It uses up 6.4 seconds in accelerating from 0-60 mph. Its EPA fuel economy ratings for the rear-wheel-drive stand at 23/34/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 22/34/26 mpg with the all-wheel-drive (xDrive).

Next up is a turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 engine good for 300 horsepower and 300 pounds of torque. It powers the 535i trim.

Stepping up the performance to another level is the 535d trim that comes with a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 engine rated at 255 horsepower and 413 pounds of torque under its hood.
Finally, a turbocharged 4.4L V8 rated at 445 horsepower and 480 pounds of torque powers the top-of-the-line 550i trim.

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Price & 2017 BMW 5 Series Wagon Release Date

Its release date should be expected sometime early next year. As for its price, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $62,872.
You can also find the lease details online.